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In Charlotte, COVID-19 Continues To Complicate RNC Planning

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As President Donald Trump plans to move his presidential nomination acceptance speech to a different venue, the city of Charlotte continues its plan to host the Republican National Convention this August. 
 

 

North Carolina’s reopening timeline, now in Phase 2, still only allows indoor gatherings of 10 or fewer, making it difficult for RNC organizers to estimate the number of attendees, as well as the public health measures necessary to accommodate a gathering of any size. Host Frank Stasio talks to WFAE political reporter Steve Harrison about what may be in store at a socially-distant RNC.
 

Stacia Brown comes to WUNC from Washington, DC, where she was a producer for WAMU’s daily news radio program, 1A. She’s the creator and host of two podcasts, The Rise of Charm City and Hope Chest. Her audio projects have been featured on Scene on Radio, a podcast of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; BBC 4’s Short Cuts; and American Public Radio’s Terrible, Thanks for Asking.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.